Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport Airspace Change Programme
IN PROGRESS

ID: ACP-2019-32

This proposal is for a Permanent airspace change, and is level TBC.
Created: 18 April 2019
Last updated: 27 March 2020



Define Gateway - This step has been started

At the Define Gateway, the CAA reviews and signs-off the documentation relating to Stage 1.



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Purpose of this change

Edinburgh Airport is growing fast. We propose to introduce a number of RNAV1 Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs), RNAV1 Arrival Transitions and RNAV5 STARs in order to meet technical requirements and improve airspace efficiency and capacity. Our target runway capacity is 50 movements per hour. These new routes will take advantage of improved navigational capability, which will allow better planning and increase the capacity of the airspace and the runway, particularly in peak times. This may also minimise the environmental impacts of flights in terms of the total number of people overflown, as well as when and how often they are overflown – while also cutting average CO2 emissions. We believe an improved airspace with the right flight paths and technology for Edinburgh Airport will ensure our airport can meet existing and future demand by increasing the capacity of its runways and allow flights to depart with fewer delays and environmental impacts.

Potentially Affected Area

This is the area which may be affected by this airspace change depending on its development. This area may change as the proposal is developed.

Documents for Define Gateway

Define Gateway Outcome
Define Gateway outcome
Date added: 03/02/2020 11:07 AM

Timeline Change Request Form
Other
Date added: 18/02/2020 08:34 AM

Edinburgh Airport ACP Stage 1 submission V2
Other
Date added: 27/03/2020 02:30 PM

Edinburgh Airport ACP Stage 1 - Appendix A
Additional meeting minutes
Date added: 27/03/2020 02:31 PM

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix B
Other
Date added: 27/03/2020 02:32 PM

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix C
Other
Date added: 27/03/2020 02:34 PM

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendices D-R
Other
Date added: 27/03/2020 02:38 PM

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix S
Other
Date added: 27/03/2020 02:39 PM

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix T
Other
Date added: 27/03/2020 02:40 PM


The CAA Response

31/01/2020 - The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment and is not satisfied that the change sponsor has met the requirements of the Process up to this point. The CAA does not approve progress to the next Step. Further explanation for this decision is contained in the 'Define Gateway Outcome' document.


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